City of Bern claims losing large amount of money each year in unpaid diplomat fines

City of Bern claims losing large amount of money each year in unpaid diplomat fines

Aug. 6, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
The City of Bern says it loses tens of thousands of Swiss francs every year in unpaid fines given to diplomats. ...
Pastor chooses to accept gift despite clear church rules

Pastor chooses to accept gift despite clear church rules

July 23, 2020, 8:48 a.m.
A pastor in Bern had to make a choice: the church or accepting a legacy from one of his parishioners. He chose t...
Nurses outraged at being 'thanked' with ballpoint pen

Nurses outraged at being 'thanked' with ballpoint pen

July 23, 2020, 8:41 a.m.
Nurses at Bern’s main hospital, the Inselspital, are outraged by a ballpoint pen as a gift. 
Man sets himself alight after asylum bid rejected

Man sets himself alight after asylum bid rejected

July 21, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
A man is being treated in hospital after setting himself alight in front of the Federal Palace in Bern yesterday afte...
Government issues quarantine orders for 28 countries

Government issues quarantine orders for 28 countries

July 3, 2020, 8:02 a.m.
The government is bringing in strict quarantine rules for travellers from several at risk countries. Those arriving w...
Museum puzzled over stolen maid's uniform

Museum puzzled over stolen maid's uniform

July 1, 2020, 10:28 a.m.
Staff at a museum in canton Bern are scratching their heads after a thief stole a 100-year-old maid’s uniform.&...
21-hour party triggers coronavirus concerns

21-hour party triggers coronavirus concerns

June 29, 2020, 9:06 a.m.
A party raged for 21 hours in Bern over the weekend, triggering noise complaints and worries about spreading the coro...
US Embassy in Bern finds loophole to fly gay pride flag

US Embassy in Bern finds loophole to fly gay pride flag

June 26, 2020, 9:13 a.m.
The US Embassy in Bern has been flying the rainbow gay pride flag – seemingly in violation of orders from Presi...
Heavy rainfall causes flooding in canton Bern

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in canton Bern

June 18, 2020, 9:07 a.m.
Heavy rainfall yesterday morning caused flooding, washing away cars and trees in canton Bern. 
Black Lives Matter marches continue over weekend

Black Lives Matter marches continue over weekend

June 15, 2020, 11:02 a.m.
Thousands marched across the country on Saturday in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign. 
'Money not a problem' for vaccines for all Swiss residents

'Money not a problem' for vaccines for all Swiss residents

May 21, 2020, 12:02 p.m.
The government is ready to make sure everyone in Switzerland will have access to a Covid-19 vaccine when one becomes ...
New traffic rules from next year

New traffic rules from next year

May 21, 2020, 11:58 a.m.
A new series of traffic rules have been unveiled – they will take effect from the beginning of next year.
Thousands flock to shops as country reopens

Thousands flock to shops as country reopens

May 12, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
The shops reopened yesterday and thousands took advantage to get out for the first time in weeks. 
Demonstrations held to protest Covid-19 restrictions

Demonstrations held to protest Covid-19 restrictions

May 11, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Demonstrators gathered in several cities on Saturday, protesting the coronavirus restrictions. 
Armed officers surround mosque linked to Muslim hate preacher

Armed officers surround mosque linked to Muslim hate preacher

May 4, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Bern cantonal police launched a massive operation yesterday in Biel after witnesses say they heard a shot outside a m...
Police prepare in case of International Workers Day march

Police prepare in case of International Workers Day march

April 30, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
Police forces around the country are on alert in case marchers take to the streets tomorrow to mark International Wor...
Tourism sector pleads case for reopening by summer

Tourism sector pleads case for reopening by summer

April 27, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Representatives from the tourism sector met federal councillors in Bern yesterday to plead their case for reopening b...
Man spotted cycling naked from Bern to Lucerne

Man spotted cycling naked from Bern to Lucerne

April 14, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
A man has been spotted cycling naked from Bern to Lucerne. 
Easter bunnies wearing face masks and chocolatiers donating to hospitals

Easter bunnies wearing face masks and chocolatiers donating to hospitals

April 10, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
Swiss chocolatiers are donating 11 tons of chocolate to hospitals throughout the country.   
Coronavirus in Switzerland: 18,000 cases and 1,000 new cases daily

Coronavirus in Switzerland: 18,000 cases and 1,000 new cases daily

April 3, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
There are now over 18,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 432 people have died from the virus - according to offi...
Bern under pressure to allow construction sites to reopen

Bern under pressure to allow construction sites to reopen

April 2, 2020, 10:12 a.m.
Bern authorities are under pressure to allow construction sites to reopen – despite opposition from unions, wor...
Daily coronavirus testing almost doubles

Daily coronavirus testing almost doubles

April 2, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Switzerland has massively increased its number of daily coronavirus tests - to 16,000 a day. 
Country in lock-down, chaos as borders, home testing trialed.

Country in lock-down, chaos as borders, home testing trialed.

March 17, 2020, 12:05 p.m.
Switzerland is now in lock-down. Only essential shops, such as food and pharmacies, can be open.  Also servic...
Government likely to announce more restrictions to cut virus spread

Government likely to announce more restrictions to cut virus spread

March 16, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
The federal government is expected to announce far reaching restrictions later today in an effort to stem the spread ...
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